The Ultimate Guide To All 31 Julia Quinn Books In Order

Julie Quinn is an American writer, who has received major success for her historical romance novels.

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Quinn’s work has been translated into over 40 languages and is often seen on the New York Times bestseller list.

The Ultimate Guide To All 31 Julia Quinn Books In Order

If that wasn’t enough, Quinn has won various accolades and awards for her writing.

You may have heard of Julie Quinn if you have heard of the hugely successful Netflix series, Bridgerton. This TV series was adapted from Quinn’s popular Bridgerton novels.

However, Quinn has many other popular book series that you should consider reading.

Julie Quinn has written numerous books, and it can be confusing knowing in what order to read them.

If this is the predicament you are in, then you have come to the right place.

I have created this guide to help you know in which order you should read all of Julie Quinn’s 31 books.

About Julie Quinn

Julie Pottinger, an American author, goes by the pen name Julia Quinn.

Since Quinn identifies as a feminist, she embodies her heroines with feminist traits that may or may not reflect the dominant beliefs of the era in which her novels are set.

Her novels are renowned for their wit and sharp, clever dialogue. The books don’t have the external conflict that most romance novels have because they are mostly character-driven.

Overall, Julie Quinn has written around 7 series and a handful of standalone novels. Each fits within the historical romance genre and follows similar themes.

There is no denying that many readers enjoy Quinn’s writing.

This is also why the Netflix series based on her Bridgerton series, which uses her writing, is just as popular as the books.

Julia Quinn Blydon Books In Order

Splendid (1995)

Splendid (Blydon Book 1)

American heiress Emma Dunster has never wanted to settle down in marriage.

She has more unconventional ideas for her season in London than looking for a husband.

The Duke of Ashbourne is known to avoid the dangers of love until he places one rash kiss on Emma. This leads them both into a season of temptation and love.

Pros

  • Witty and likable characters.

Cons

  • Weak character development.

Dancing At Midnight (1995)

Dancing At Midnight: by the bestselling author of Bridgerton (Blydon Family Saga)

Lady Arabella Blydon is intelligent and attractive, but she is over men.

She never anticipates encountering Lord John Blackwood, a wounded war hero who attracts her more than any other guy, during her stay in the countryside.

Can John, a tortured soul who has experienced hell, learn to love once more?

Pros

  • Well-paced and engaging plot.

Cons

  • Sensitive subjects explored.

Minx (1996)

Minx (Blydon Book 3)

Henrietta Barrett is attractive and feisty and has never adhered to social norms.

She runs the estate of her elderly guardian. However, once her guardian dies, a distant cousin inherits her treasured home.

William Dunford, the most elusive bachelor in London, is shocked to discover that he has inherited a home, and title.

He tries to turn Henrietta into a lady, and an attraction between the pair blooms.

Pros

  • Strong characters and plot.

Cons

  • Conflict at the end feels unnecessary.

Julie Quinn Lyndon Sisters Books In Order

Everything And The Moon (1997)

Everything and the Moon (Lyndon Sisters Book 1)

It was love at first sight, but Robert Kemble was the handsome young earl of Macclesfield, and Victoria Lyndon was just the teenage daughter of a clergyman.

Robert still gasps in awe when he sees Victoria, despite their seven-year estrangement. Yet, can either of them trust in the other who had broken their heart?

Pros

  • Romance between protagonists is emotional.

Cons

  • The plot feels slightly underdeveloped.

Brighter Than The Sun (1997)

Brighter Than the Sun (Lyndon Sisters Book 2)

Neither Ellie nor Charles Wycombe, the Earl of Billington, anticipated that such an unlucky encounter would result in marriage.

Charles risks losing his riches if he doesn’t find a wife. While Ellie needs a husband, before her father’s evil fiancée chooses for her.

This unusual couple learns that their marriage is actually not so inconvenient after all, and it might even result in love.

Pros

  • Protagonists are really likable.

Cons

  • Predictable ending.

Julie Quinn Agents Of The Crown Books In Order

To Catch An Heiress (1998)

To Catch an Heiress (Agents of the Crown Book 1)

Blake Ravenscroft kidnaps Caroline Trent, and she makes no attempt to escape this dangerously attractive agent of the crown.

Instead of falling in love, Blake Ravenscroft’s goal is to bring “Carlotta” to justice.

Years of intrigue have hardened his heart, but Caroline is oddly disarming and completely kissable.

Pros

Cons

  • Predictable plot.

How To Marry A Marquis (1999)

How to Marry a Marquis (Agents of the Crown Book 2)

Elizabeth Hotchkis must marry a wealthy man as she must support her three younger siblings.

James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale, offers to assist Elizabeth Hotchkiss in finding a spouse.

Yet he had no idea that the only person he could recommend as a match was himself.

Pros

  • Entertaining plot with humorous moments.

Cons

  • Elizabeth feels underdeveloped.

Julia Quinn Bridgerton Books In Order

Because Of Miss Bridgerton (2016)

Because of Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgerton Prequel (Bridgerton Prequel, 1)

This is a prequel to the famous Bridgerton series. In this book, we return to the first Bridgerton.

Everyone anticipates that Billie Bridgerton will wed one of the Rokesby brothers—Edward, George, or Andrew.

George is the one-person Billie cannot bear, but when these bitter rivals share a kiss, they realize they cannot live without each other.

Pros

  • Strong family ties and witty dialogue.

Cons

  • Certain characters feel undeveloped.

The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband (2017)

The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel

The orphaned Cecilia Harcourt travels across the Atlantic to care for her wounded brother Thomas after he was hurt in combat.

Instead, Cecilia finds Edward Rokesby, his best friend.

She claims to be his wife, but Edward might have some surprises for the new Mrs. Rokesby when the truth is finally revealed.

Pros

  • Full of twists and turns.

Cons

The Other Miss Bridgerton (2018)

The Other Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgerton Prequel (Bridgerton Prequel, 3)

Even Poppy Bridgerton, who prides herself on being independent, was unprepared for a pirate abduction by Captain Andrew James Rokesby.

Even though Andrew is the son of an earl, he knows he will probably have to marry Poppy, to avoid a scandal. Will Andrew’s profession of love be sufficient to win her heart when his secrets are revealed?

Pros

  • Great plot and humor.

Cons

  • Slow pace.

First Comes Scandal (2020)

First Comes Scandal: A Bridgerton Prequel (The Rokesbys (Bridgerton Prequels) Book 4)

When Georgiana Bridgerton is kidnapped for her dowry, her reputation is on the line.

Georgie is given the choice of continuing to be a spinster or marrying the criminal who ruined her life.

Nicholas Rokesby, the fourth son of an earl, does not have time to consider marriage.

Yet, when he learns Georgie is in trouble he knows what he must do, but will it lead to love?

Pros

  • Engaging story makes you want to keep reading.

Cons

  • Pacing issues.

The Duke And I (2000)

The Duke and I: Bridgerton (Bridgertons, 1)

The fourth of eight children in her close-knit family, Daphne Bridgerton, is adored for her generosity and wit.

Yet no one wants her. Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings, plans to avoid society and marriage.

Simon and Daphne agree to a pretend courtship, but real feelings begin to develop.

Pros

  • Great introduction to the Bridgerton siblings.

Cons

  • Mature topics mentioned, thus not suitable for younger readers.

The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000)

The Viscount Who Loved Me: Bridgerton (Bridgertons, 2)

Anthony Bridgerton, the most elusive bachelor in London, has found a wife! The only challenge is Kate Sheffield, his intended older sister.

Anthony is going crazy because the spirited schemer is so determined to break up the engagement. Nevertheless, neither can help but think about the other.

Pros

  • Enemies to lovers trope.

Cons

  • Repetitive arguments.

An Offer From A Gentleman (2001)

An Offer From a Gentleman: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 3)

Sophie Beckett never imagined that she would be able to enter Lady Bridgertons renowned masquerade event and dance with the handsome Benedict Bridgerton.

Sophie, an earl’s daughter, is treated like a servant by her horrid stepmother.

Benedict has vowed to find and marry his mystery girl, but a similar-looking serving girl also makes him weak.

Pros

  • Engaging retelling of the classic Cinderella story.

Cons

  • Dialogue feels awkward.

Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002)

Bridgerton: Romancing Mr Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 4): Inspiration for the Netflix Original Series Bridgerton: Penelope and Colin's story (Bridgerton Family)

Penelope Featherington has always harbored a secret love for the brother of her best friend.

After a journey overseas, Colin returns to London and finds that nothing is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington!

All he can think about is Penelope. Yet, once they uncover each other’s secrets, will they both get their happy ending?

Pros

  • Strong character development.

Cons

  • Colin’s personality is vastly different from previous books.

To Sir Phillip, With Love (2003)

Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons Book 5): Inspiration for the Netflix Original Series Bridgerton: Eloise's story (Bridgerton Family)

Eloise Bridgerton travels away from her home in search of her ideal partner.

Yet, the man who catches her eye is the imperfect Sir Philip Crane. Could she find her perfect match in this flawed man?

Pros

  • Lots of unexpected surprises.

Cons

  • Less Bridgerton family interactions.

When He Was Wicked (2004)

When He Was Wicked: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 6)

For Michael Stirling, who had spent his whole life with women pursuing him, one look at Francesca Bridgerton was all it needed for him to fall head over heels in love.

Michael and Francesca have always been friends, but after a passionate night, their relationship changes forever.

Pros

  • Protagonists have great chemistry.

Cons

  • Francesca doesn’t feel completely thought through while reading this book.

It’s In His Kiss (2005)

It's In His Kiss: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 7)

The only legacy left to Gareth St. Clair is an old family journal, which may hold the key to his future.

It’s written in Italian, a language that Gareth does not understand.

Hyacinth Bridgerton is brilliant and feisty. Gareth finds something appealing about her. She volunteers to translate his journal.

As they work through the dairy, they find that the solutions lie not in the journal, but in each other.

Pros

  • Characters feel relatable.

Cons

  • Similar plot to previous books.

On The Way To The Wedding (2006)

On the Way to the Wedding: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 8)

True love exists, according to Gregory Bridgerton. Lady Lucinda Abernathy, her best friend, offers to assist Gregory in winning her Miss Hermione Watson.

Yet, over time, the two develop feelings for each other.

However, Lucy is already engaged, so Gregory must do everything in his power to be the man standing at the altar.

Pros

  • Plenty of twists to keep you reading.

Cons

  • Gregory doesn’t have as much character development compared to other characters.

Happily Ever After (2013)

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

Each Bridgerton sibling is revisited in a collection of short stories, which will give you a complete overview of their lives and what happened after they said ‘I Do’.

At the end of this book, we get a glimpse into the mother of the Bridgerton children and a sneak peek into her life and her years of courtship.

Pros

  • Each short story offers you insights into all the Bridgerton children.

Cons

  • You need to have read the series to understand this book.

Julia Quinn Bevelstoke Books In Order

The Secret Diaries Of Miss Miranda Cheever (2007)

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke Book 1)

Miranda Cheever, at 10 years old, did not exhibit great beauty.

Until the moment when Nigel Bevelstoke, the charming and dapper Viscount Turner, assured her that she would eventually mature into her own unique self.

The years that followed were good to Miranda, but cruel to Turner. She would never forget how much she loved Nigel, but could he let her into his heart?

Pros

  • Captivating story.

Cons

  • Explores quite dark themes, that doesn’t suit everyone.

What Happens In London (2009)

What Happens in London (Bevelstoke Book 2)

Olivia Bevelstoke, the only child of the Earl of Rudland, is the topic of considerable rumors since she is 21 and single.

Sir Harry Valentine isn’t a spy, but he has undergone all the training.

He is immediately on guard when a stunning but mysterious woman starts to watch him from her window.

Harry finds himself falling for Olivia when he is forced to spy on her.

Pros

  • Lighthearted and easy to read.

Cons

  • Prologue is quite long.

Ten Things I Love About You (2010)

Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke Book 3)

The Earl of Newbury’s presumed heir is Sebastian Grey, unless the widowed Earl can find a wife who will give birth to a son.

Country girl Annabel Winslow has been given the opportunity to spend the season in London.

She is the eldest of eight children and is aware that her family’s future may depend on her.

The Earl of Newbury is interested in her, yet sparks ignite when Sebastian and Annabel meet instead.

Pros

  • Interesting plot and complex characters.

Cons

  • Anticlimactic ending.

Julie Quinn Two Dukes Of Wyndham Books In Order

The Lost Duke Of Wyndham (2008)

The Lost Duke of Wyndham (Two Dukes of Wyndham Book 1)

Jack Audley’s life changes when he is revealed to be the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham and Duke of Wyndham.

The dowager Duchess of Wyndham’s companion for the past five years has been Grace Eversleigh. Her life is tiring, until Jack makes an appearance and changes everything for her.

Pros

  • Romance between characters is engaging.

Cons

  • Characters feel underdeveloped.

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (2008)

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham Book 2)

Since she was six months old, Amelia Willoughby has been betrothed to the Duke of Wyndham.

For her whole life, she has waited for Thomas Cavendish to marry her.

The arrival of Thomas’s long-lost cousin, who might be the real Duke of Wyndham, shocks Thomas to the core.

If he’s not the Duke, then he cannot have Amelia, who he loves.

Pros

  • Fills in blanks from the previous book.

Cons

  • This is a retelling of book 1 from a different perspective, which not all readers enjoyed.

Julia Quinn Smythe-Smith Books In Order

Just Like Heaven (2011)

Just Like Heaven: A Smythe-Smith Quartet (Smythe-Smith Quartet, 1)

The Earl of Winstead’s youngest daughter, Honoria Smythe-Smith, leaves for Cambridge with the intention of getting married before the season is out. The sole unmarried Bridgerton is the object of her attention.

Honoria’s brother Daniel’s best friend, Marcus Holroyd, vowed to look out for Honoria. Can Marcus intervene and win her heart when her advances are rejected?

Pros

  • Complex world and story.

Cons

  • Pacing issues in the middle of the book.

A Night Like This (2012)

A Night Like This: A Smythe-Smith Quartet (Smythe-Smith Quartet, 2)

Being the governess to three highborn young women can be difficult for Anne Wynter.

The Earl of Winstead is the first man to fully tempt her after years of avoiding unwanted advances.

Daniel Smythe-Smith has a foe who has vowed to kill him. He will do anything to have his happy ending with Anne.

Pros

  • Lots of mystery and adventure.

Cons

  • Romance felt rushed.

The Sum Of All Kisses (2013)

The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith Quartet, 3)

A rash duel has left Hugh Prentice with a broken leg.

Hugh’s involvement in the duel that nearly killed Lady Sarah Pleinsworth’s family has never been forgotten by Sarah.

Yet, when they are forced to spend a week together, they learn that not all first impressions are accurate.

Pros

  • New and old characters are introduced.

Cons

  • Sarah doesn’t feel as thought through compared to other characters.

The Secrets Of Sir Richard Kenworthy (2015)

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy: A Smythe-Smith Quartet (Smythe-Smith Quartet, 4)

Less than a month remains for Sir Richard Kenworthy to locate a wife.

He believes he may have struck gold when he spots Iris Smythe-Smith sitting behind her cello during her family’s renowned musical.

Richard is certain she is the one, yet Iris has a strong suspicion that he is concealing something.

Pros

  • The relationship develops slowly but deeply between characters.

Cons

  • Certain chapters are slowly paced.

Julie Quinn Standalone Books In Order

Scottish Brides (1999)

Scottish Brides

Scotland has always sparked romanticism in people because it is a nation of legend and untamed beauty.

Four bestselling authors have come together to present moving tales of hearts won and impending nuptials.

These stories center on a quartet of memorable heroines who are about to experience the delight of love, in a world as wild as the men they will marry.

Pros

  • Each story has an engaging plot and memorable characters.

Cons

  • Christina Dodd’s stories are quite graphic.

Four Weddings And A Sixpence (2016)

Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology

Well-known authors Stefanie Sloane, Julia Quinn, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Elizabeth Boyle tell the tales of four friends from Mrs. Rochambeaux’s Gentle School for Girls.

They find an old sixpence in their bedroom and agree that it will be the lucky coin for each of their wedding days.

Beatrice Heywood, the book’s main character, and the plot of Four Weddings and a Sixpence is introduced in Julia Quinn’s prologue.

Pros

  • Writing styles gel together well.

Cons

  • Some stories are better developed than others.

Final Thoughts

Julia Quinn has written many books in her long career. The majority of them are part of series that are set in historical time periods.

Quinn’s most famous and developed series is her Bridgerton series. However, a lot of her other writing features similar characters and themes.

Overall, when it comes to reading any of Julia Quinn’s work, it is best to read them in chronological order.

This is since most books follow on from the previous one and includes characters met in those books as well.

I hope this article has been useful. Now you should have a better idea in what order you should read all 31 Julia Quinn books in.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Julia Quinn Most Well Known For?

Julia Quinn is most well known for her Bridgerton series, which has now been adapted into a successful TV series on Netflix.

Should You Read Julia Quinn’s Books In Order?

It is best to read the majority of Julia Quinn’s books in chronological and published order. With that being said, her Bridgerton series does have prequels which can be read at any point.

Do You Have To Read The Bridgerton Prequels?

You don’t have to read the Bridgerton prequels or sequels if you don’t want to. However, these books do offer you a more complete overview of this world.

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